Police Act to be introduced in MP soon


BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Digvijay Singh has said that the much awaited new police act and the police commissioner system would be introduced on an experimental basis in the state.

Inaugurating a three-day police conference here on Sunday, he said the atrocities against dalits would not be tolerated adding that superintendents of police would be made responsible for police verification of new tenants and domestic servants.

Singh also emphasised that the police and district administration should forge live contacts with the remote and neglected areas and underscored the need to strengthen co accordance with the needs of the present hi-tech era.

Stressing the need for a new Police Act, the chief minister said that existing Police Act was framed during 19th century which was geared to meet the needs of an imperial government.

"We need to frame an act, which would be more in keeping with the needs of a democratic society," Singh said.

He said the objective of the new act should be to improve the efficiency as well as accountability of the police force and not be an imitation of British Police Act.

Singh said the police act should be framed in the context of our culture, social system and conditions.

Source: http://www.newindpress.com/newsItems.asp?id=IEP20010514122352&eTitle=newindpress+%2D+States&rLink=0
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Published on: May 16, 2001
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